Meet the Team

Eldership Team

David Thompson

David Thompson

Lead Elder

David has been an elder of Grace Church since 2010 and became Lead Elder in 2017. He is married to Ali and they have two grown up children. On Sunday mornings, David is not based in any one of our Grace Church venues but rather shares his time equally between them all week by week. He originally trained as an engineer, so although he loves leading Grace Church, there is still quite a bit of 'techy' in him too!

Thomas Bishop

Thomas Bishop

Elder

Thomas is married to Kathryn and they have four daughters and a son. The family is based in our Midhurst site and Thomas leads the site team there. He is the Managing Director of a local company supplying commercial laundry equipment. He also enjoys the occasional round of golf.

Steve Blaber

Steve Blaber

Elder

As well as being part of the Chichester Site leadership team Steve is part of the Grace Church Eldership Team. Steve is married to Ann. Joel, their youngest son, is also part of the church. They have four grown up children and eleven grandchildren. Steve and Ann have been in pastoral ministry many years. They both love walking and as a treat going to the theatre.

Simpson Charlton

Simpson Charlton

Elder

Simpson (more commonly known as Simo) became an elder of Grace Church in 2017. He is married to Mel and they have five children. Simo leads our worship team across the whole of Grace Church. During the day he runs a local decorating business.

Jonny Holder

Jonny Holder

Elder

Jonny is married to Kim and they have three young daughters. The family is based is our Bognor Regis site and Jonny leads the site team there. He is a primary school teacher in the local area and when he has time he enjoys playing football.

Joe Leach

Joe Leach

Elder

Joe is married to Liz and they have two young sons and a daughter. The family is based is our Havant site and Joe leads the site team there. Joe joined the Grace Church staff in 2017. He is a big fan of football, eating meat and reading (ideally with a cup of coffee in his hand).

Site Leadership Team

Jonathan May

Jonathan May

Site Leader

Jonathan is married to Charis and works as an RE teacher in a local secondary school. As well as being part of the Chichester Site team, Jonny and Charis head up Energise, our youth work for children in Years 6 to 10.

Dave Loveman

Dave Loveman

Site Leader

Dave has been a member of Grace Church since 2007 and has two children with Lisa, his wife.  As well as being on the Chichester site team, Dave is also a Life Group leader and runs Tuesday Group, our regular monthly meeting for people with additional needs.

Ashley Kuchanny

Ashley Kuchanny

Site Leader

Ashley is married to Dave and they have two young children. They have been members of Grace Church since 2011 and also run a Life Group together. Ashley works in international development, and loves going on new adventures.

Ola Nosiru

Ola Nosiru

Site Leader

Ola (short for Oriola) is married to Titilayo (known as Titi) and they have three young children. Ola is actively involved in our Ford Prison ministry. In his spare time, Ola loves watching sports and enjoys good food.

Andy Clark

Andy Clark

Site Leader

Andy is married to Sally and they have two young children. Andy has been at Grace Church for over 10 years. He and Sally are involved in the leadership of our Alpha Courses, and also actively support couples in the church prior to and during the process of fostering or adoption.

Admin Team

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Operations Manager

Simon is the full-time Operations Manager for Grace Church. He makes sure that everything continues to run smoothly! Simon also serves as a Site Leader in our Bognor Regis site. Simon and his wife, Nicola, have two children. In his spare time he enjoys photography and video production.

Nettie Stathers

Nettie Stathers

Administrator

Nettie works full-time as the Administrator for Grace Church. She will often be the person you speak to if you phone the church office! Nettie is married to Tobi and together they are very involved in leading worship throughout Grace Church.